B.B. King

B.B. King

B.B. King is the most famous of the modern bluesmen. Playing his trademark Gibson guitar, which he refers to affectionately as Lucille, King's lyrical leads and left-hand vibrato have influenced numerous rock guitarists, including Eric Clapton, Mike Bloomfield, and David Gilmour of Pink Floyd. A fifteen-time Grammy winner, King has received virtually every music award, including the Grammy for Lifetime Achievement in 1987.

See Full Bio »
Photo by Pereira/Michael Ochs Archive/Getty Images

Artist Directory

Artist of the Day: Chuck Berry